This study, which appeared as Chapter 20 in Volume 2 of the Cambridge Medieval History (New York, 1913), was written by the noted medievalist Paul Vinogradoff. Chapter 20 ["Foundations of Society (Origins of Feudalism)"] describes the period from about 476 to 1000 in the Byzantine Empire. Topics include: Kinship; Later traces of kinship; Adoption of artificial relationships; Households; The Gaue; Growth of Kingship; Power of the Kings; Comites, Sajones, Huskarls; Taxation; Tenures by Service; The Beneficium; Jurisdictions; Distinction of Classes; Roman and Germanic influences.
Includes Title Page, Table of Contents, Chapter 20 (pp. 631-654), Bibliography for Chapter 20 (p. 810-812), and Chronological Table in 37 pdf pages. Book digitized by Google, article extracted and uploaded by user Robert Bedrosian.